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Psychiatry Advances Podcast Series

Discover innovative research and patient-centered programs at the cutting edge of psychiatry and behavioral health sciences on the Psychiatry Advances podcast series.

Psychiatric, psychological, nursing, and rehabilitative professionals will enjoy this podcast from UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, a national leader in the innovative treatment of mental health and addictive disorders.

Meet the Host


Loren Roth, MD, MPH, is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry. He continues to actively teach and work at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. He is also the former Chief Medical Officer of UPMC, as well as the previous associate senior vice chancellor for Clinical Policy and Planning, Health Sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Risk For Adolescent Substance Abuse

Description: Brant P. Hasler, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. He is the PI of multiple NH research grants. These investigate changing adolescent sleep patterns, late bedtimes, early arising and consequent increased risk for substance abuse. Dr. Hasler is both a researcher and a clinician/mentor. Dr. Hasler’s “three-phase” research investigations involve home/school physiological monitoring, sleep studies as well as clinical interventions to change these patterns.

Released: 1/8/20

References: Hasler, Brant P, Soehner, Adriane M, Clark, Duncan B: Circadian rhythms and risk for substance use disorders in adolescence. Current Opinion Psychiatry, 2014, 27:000-000

Logan, Ryan W, Hasler, Brant P, Forbes, Erica E Impact of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms on Addiction Vulnerability in Adolescents: Biological Psychiatry, June 15, 2018; 83:987-996

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This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered medical or behavioral health advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgments when making recommendations for their patients. Patients in need of medical or behavioral health advice should consult their personal health care provider.